Walter Dowling Wood

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I am a semi-retired hydrogeologist working in the environmental field living in the Orlando Florida area. I have worked for local government agencies, geotechnical engineering companies and the US Geological Survey during my career. Other things I have done include hotel/motel management, selling seaplanes, owning a salt-water aquarium business, pet shop and breeding parrots. I have been active in our local family history society, the Central Florida Genealogical Society where I served as a director and webmaster.

A cousin introduced me to Genealogy almost 20 years ago and I got hooked. He had done most of the work on my Mother's DOWLING and MCDANIEL lines. That left me to work on my Father's parent's lines, WOOD and MCCORD. The WOOD line is now documented to early colonial times but the MCCORDs have proved a little more difficult. More recently I have begun assisting my wife in researching her family roots that lead to Italy (VENTURA) and Germany (ZOZ). Additionally I have been working to provide my four children with information on their maternal lines. My website is and the photos I have posted here have been published there also are my creative work product. These materials are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. You may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on them only as long as you credit my site, MyWoodFamily.US, for the original creation.

On my website I have a lot of information on "A Dowling Family of the South" including a copy of this book. And, I also have a lot of information on early families in Clermont Co. OH.


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